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23 February 2012 - 12:27 PMHere's the shots:
I've tried heat/soaking and they only provide very little help with peeling back the covering. Options like abrasive removal are out of the question because they do pull the 2nd layer off as do things like acetone. I guess I've just got a bit of work ahead of me. Thanks guys.
29 July 2011 - 10:49 AMPyrate Jim -- I typically don't have an issue with international orders but with Canada Post blowing hard recently (along side customs) the orders are taking a month+ to arrive. (Last order from White Wolf Airsmithing took almost 2 months because of post service). I want to avoid that this time around because I got some new parts for the phantom that have yet to see field time with the bolt issue... waiting on postage will just delay that longer.
Eskimo: Thanks for the info. I've sent them an email for my order
24 February 2011 - 02:08 PMBump.
These are still available guys. Ask me anything about them but they need to go. Starving student needs cash!
30 November 2010 - 02:38 PMAs I just read the article, I got the impression that the LEOs didn't have to fire a shot. As I read it, the gunman shot himself, and then the LEOs cleared the room. I also got the impression the gunman was still alive.
Just read the (updated) article again, and that's essentially the headline.
sometimes i wonder what i would do in a hostage situation. Im reasonably sure i could overpower the average gun wielding lunatic, but im not sure if i could do it without risking the other people.
Alright, tactics class.
Assumptions are as follows: You are unarmed (or at least, no firearm) and the hostage taker is between you and the only way out. Reason is that if you can escape, DO IT. You can do more for the people inside by providing detailed information (layouts, numbers, who's who, etc) to the armed response team than you can by fighting off an armed hostage taker.
So, now you're stuck in there with the hostage taker(s) and the hostages.
Next lesson -- observe. For the moment, play along with their demands unless they become seriously threatening. So sit down, try to get as much information as you can with your eyes and ears. Figure out what's going on in this guy's head. Knowing your enemy is crucial to your plan.
Unless he's the "I just want attention and 15 minutes of fame on the news" guy, do NOT trust the professionals to get you out alive. If this guy is serious, and he's got a gun, he's a threat and you'll probably need to act before the police do hours later. Why not trust the pros? Either you could become his "Example" during the rising tensions, or simply put, this guy may not be planning on leaving alive (think Beslan folks, the days of little Jimmy wanting attention but never really wanting to hurt anyone are diminishing if they aren't gone already).
Devise a plan to get him close, disarm him, and get out of there. If you have strong reason to suspect a lone individual, you may wish to ditch his gun in the building before facing the cops (Who likely don't know the ID of the hostage taker). If you are unsure, keep it in case there's other gunman present (again, think Beslan)
At least, that's my thoughts on the subject. If you are armed, I say take the shot as soon as possible to do so.
Speaking from 0 experience and fulfilling the role of "internet tough guy" I'd like to add that if someone else risks their life to stop the gunman use the opportunity to HELP THE FRAG OUT. One person risking their life to distract the gunman may be all you need to disarm him, mash a chair across his spine or escape.
30 November 2010 - 02:34 PMI think a big thing is that Spec Op's member group has been somewhat stagnant throughout the last while. Most of the regulars around here are all familiar with eachother and make the place seem like its busier than it actually is. With the same people over a long span when a small group take a break it shows significantly. I don't consider myself a regular by any means but I recognize a lot of names and remember them mentioning their lives being similar to my own (early twenties, going through school or career development), this leads to points where Paintball and it's forums don't fit into the schedule....
Personally I've been swamped with school. I've only been out to one scenario in the last two months and managed to snag a nice prize I'm trying to sell so I naturally visited my ol' watering hole.
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